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Long Time No Blog...

Posted by geniegirl , 16 November 2011 · 1031 views

24 Weeks
Just like the journey of infertility, pregnancy can feel alot like waiting (for the other shoe to drop). It's taken me a LONG time to celebrate, to embrace this pregnancy - to believe that I wasn't going to miscarry. And now, here I am at almost 6 months (will be there in one week) - and it's an absolute miracle to me that I'm still here, that I'm still pregnant, that I'm having TWINS even. It's really blowing my mind.

I'm officially a veteran of this site and have been browsing IVF.ca daily for almost 3 years straight!!!! I guess in the last couple of months, I allowed myself to take a break. Thank you so much for your emails asking for updates! It really meant the world for me to feel 'missed'. This place has truly been a community to me. Many women have moved on earlier - having had their babies. It was painful, yes. But the donor egg thread especially was a lifeline for me when I gave up on my own eggs. Thank you, a million thank you's to the women here. And for women still on the treadmill of trying...if you ever have questions about donor eggs - feel free to pm me anytime. It was the best thing I could have done!

As for symptoms, I've got plenty. The nausea was pretty extreme for about 4-5 months. Then I had a wicked cold for about 5 weeks that I thought was bronchitis, but wasn't. Got a rash...and have also had a plugged nose for about 8 weeks straight. Saw my doctor yesterday though and he said congestion can be a hormornal side effect!!!! not related to colds.

Anyways, it's stupid to complain about anything related to pregnancy - because the fact is - I am pregnant. Being able to say that, being able to experience that - is worth any cost. And I know many of the women here feel the same.

gotta run because I"m at work...but I will blog again soon.

Anyone have any great baby resources out there???

I'm personally a little terrified of double breastfeeding!!!!

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Hey, so great that you posted with your update! I was thinking about you on the drive into work this morning! I am so happy to hear that things are going well Genie!!! I'm so very happy for you! Please keep us updated. :)
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Good Fortune
Nov 16 2011 12:33 PM
Always amazing to hear about donor success stories and wonderful how little difference those genes seem to make. They really are over-rated!
Great to hear from you and best wishes!
Good to see you on here Genie, so happy that everything is going well. Looking forward to your birth announcement in the not so distant future!
Welcome back and so happy to hear the lastest good news.
Stay well.
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silverdollar
Nov 16 2011 08:11 PM
Happy to hear you are doing well. There is a new thread in the parenting section all about breastfeeding multiples - might be just what you are looking for.
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frostedlemon
Nov 16 2011 10:16 PM
So glad to hear things are going well! There are two breastfeeding threads, one started by me in the Parents Playroom section and one started by Alanna in the PG with Multiples section. Alanna posted some great pictures of her BFing twins that blows my mind, definitely check that out!
So happy for you :) I am always excited to hear a success story.
thanks guys...will check out those threads.
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DesignerBug
Nov 17 2011 02:31 PM
SO glad to hear you are well.
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ivfsurvivor
Nov 20 2011 05:10 PM
It took me a long time to embrace my pregnancy too. I was actually very detached until 24 weeks, when I knew that if she was born early they would at least try to save her. It was hard, and I didn't have the extended cycles before a success, we got lucky our first time round, even then it was hard to accept the BFP. I know you want to accept it, but at the same time you are so used to the disappointment, that accepting the positive is hard. My suggestion is to try and enjoy what is remaining of your pregnancy, it really is a fun, special and scary time.

As for the worrying, as my parents say....you stop worrying about your kids, when you die. Mine is only 2 and I have been worrying about her since before the ER, and I don't see that stopping anytime soon, so I'd say that they are right about that.

Try the Netti Pot for your congestion. They are a teapot type thing that you mix a saline solution in and then wash out your nose and sinuses, you get them at the drug store for about $20. I know it sounds weird and why would anyone want to put water up their nose, on purpose. They work like a hot damn, make it much easier to breathe, and they are baby safe because they are nothing but salt water. They also work really good for allergies, dry noses, or if your nose if full of things like sand, dirt or pollen.